IT’S OK NOW THAT I’VE REALIZED STARS ARE TEETH
Elvis shot his television
because the ocean in it boiled.
I hate beauty, too.
That’s life in the just
typed my password
wrong feeling. I vacuumed
the creekside with your sister
twelve years ago today.
She tasted like breakfast
oranges telling me how you wept
like a tablecloth the night
you punched me on someone else’s orders.
PATRICK CULLITON is a small blue sock from South Euclid, Ohio. His chapbook Hornet Homily is available from Octopus Books. Another chapbook, Horse Ballast, is forthcoming from Pavement Saw Press. He lives and works in Chicago, is Associate Editor for Conduit, and co-hosts the podcast Talus, Or Scree.